Installing a PCI riser-card assembly

Use this information to install a PCI riser-card assembly.

To install a PCI riser-card assembly, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins in Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server (see Turning off the server) and all attached peripheral devices. Disconnect all power cords; then, disconnect all external cables from the server.
  3. Remove the top cover (see Removing the server top cover).
  4. Install the adapter in the PCI riser-card assembly (see Installing an adapter).
  5. Align the PCI riser-card assembly with the PCI slot connector on the system board and align nailheads with the slots on the chassis; then, press down firmly until the riser-card assembly is seated correctly in the connector on the system board.
    Figure 1. PCI riser-card assembly installation
    PCI riser-card assembly installation

If you have other devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to Completing the installation.